Delta Flight 55 from Lagos, Nigeria, to Atlanta returned to Lagos International Airport on Tuesday after an issue with one of the A330-200's two engines. The flight landed safely and all 231 customers and 13 Delta crew exited the aircraft on the runway via emergency slides. Airport fire authorities met the aircraft upon arrival. Delta’s customers were bused back to the terminal and provided with overnight accommodation.
A dedicated care team has arrived in Lagos to provide assistance to customers after a small number were taken to hospital with non-critical injuries.
Delta operated an additional flight from Lagos to Atlanta today (Wednesday), which departed shortly after 7 p.m. local time. The airline has operated nonstop service to Nigeria for more than 10 years and Lagos remains an important part of its network. Delta continues to cooperate with the Nigerian Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria and other relevant Nigerian authorities and thanks them for their support. The safety of customers and crew members remains Delta’s top priority.